Blog Post Brittany Ramos DeBarros on Mar 30, 2016

Collective Impact #ToolBox: Partnership Leaders Explain Their Work 

Four Collective Impact practitioner leaders share their ongoing work, lessons learned and insights in 10-15 minute videos.

Blog Post Brittany Ramos DeBarros on Mar 24, 2016

Just Do It TOGETHER: Rapid Reflections from Day 2 of the Integration Initiative… 

The seven site teams in Living Cities' Integration Initiative convened in Washington, DC to explore how they can get dramatically better results for low-income people TOGETHER.

Blog Post Tynesia Boyea-Robinson & Jeff Raderstrong on Mar 21, 2016

What Does It Take To Achieve Collective Impact? (March Edition) 

A new blog series shares what Living Cities’ Collective Impact team is learning about how to best support practitioners and implement the principles of collective impact.

Blog Post Jennifer Perkins on Mar 18, 2016

Achieving Change: Just Do It TOGETHER 

Integration Initiative partners will come together for a "Learning Community" to mobilize and energize each other, and work toward eliminating barriers to economic opportunity for their residents.

Blog Post Ben Hecht on Mar 16, 2016

Our 2015 Annual Report: The #HereAndNow Toolbox 

Our 2015 annual report curates tools created by innovators on the front lines of social change.

Blog Post JaNay Queen Nazaire on Mar 15, 2016

Applying a Racial Equity and Inclusion Lens to Collective Impact 

Racial equity and inclusion are integral to collective impact’s core principles. Partnerships must make a commitment to applying a racial equity and inclusion lens throughout its work, in order to ac…

Blog Post Ben Hecht on Mar 9, 2016

Four Key Elements Are Needed to Remake Economic Development 

The new framework for economic development proposed by Brookings' Amy Liu should be taken as a vital call to action. Four elements, in particular, have proven to be crucial to building a future of sh…

Blog Post Brittany Ramos DeBarros on Mar 1, 2016

Meet 10 Cities in Massachusetts Aiming for Change  

An introduction to the ten Massachusetts cities that are working to change systems and improve the lives of low-income people through the design phase in the second round of the Working Cities Challe…

Blog Post Elizabeth Vargas on Feb 29, 2016

#GoodReads: Environmental Racism, Inequality and A Path Forward  

The water contamination tragedy in Flint, MI underscores the importance of addressing issues at the root of the crisis. Our staff share three articles that highlight perspectives on inequality and po…

Blog Post Brittany Ramos DeBarros on Feb 26, 2016

Collective Impact #ToolBox: Icebreakers 

Think icebreakers are touchy-feely? Think again. The right icebreaker can profoundly change the tone of a meeting.

Blog Post Brittany Ramos DeBarros on Feb 19, 2016

Five Questions for Armeather Gibbs of the Rhode Island Working Cities Challenge 

We sat down with Armeather Gibbs, director the Rhode Island Working Cities Challenge, a Boston Federal Reserve Bank initiative that aims to improve the lives of low-income residents by encouraging cr…

Blog Post Nancy Zimpher on Feb 11, 2016

Want to Achieve Collective Impact? Accept That There Is an “I” in Team 

In order to achieve impact at scale, it will come down to individuals changing their behavior to achieve a community-level goal.

Blog Post Brittany Ramos DeBarros on Jan 28, 2016

Collective Impact #ToolBox: Free Collaboration Tools 

Four tried-and-true, free tools that simplify the administrative work behind managing cross-sector partnerships well. Take advantage of this technology to make collaboration just a little easier.

Blog Post Robin Brule on Jan 27, 2016

Aligning Allies and Contributions: Using Results Based Accountability to Create… 

Albuquerque Integration Initiative partners value Results Based Accountability as a roadmap to take action, and join together in responsibility, ownership and results.

Blog Post Ben Hecht on Jan 26, 2016

#BensTake: Cities as an Accelerant for Change in 2016  

Our newest blog series delves into four, unique accelerants that put U.S. cities on the verge of something "very special" in 2016. Today: The promise of cities.

Blog Post Tynesia Boyea-Robinson on Jan 20, 2016

Lessons on Supporting Cohorts to Get Low-Income Youth into Good Jobs 

This blog outlines how funders can support collective impact initiatives in defining workforce development outcomes, and support people on a path to employment.

Blog Post Elizabeth Vargas on Jan 19, 2016

On Martin Luther King Day, Racial Equity and Inclusion in Action 

In honor of Martin Luther King Day, this compilation of blogs will empower you to take action advancing racial equity and inclusion in your work.

Blog Post Ben Hecht on Jan 14, 2016

#BensTake: The Four Accelerants for Change To Watch in 2016  

Will we look back at 2016 and see it as a year of rapid change in U.S. cities? Living Cities' CEO, Ben Hecht, thinks so because of four, unique "accelerants." The first: public will for a more equita…

Blog Post Jeff Raderstrong on Jan 4, 2016

Resolve to Improve Your Cross-Sector Partnership in the New Year 

A suite of free resources from Living Cities can help you improve the work of your cross-sector partnership in the New Year.

Blog Post Nadia Owusu & Elizabeth Vargas on Dec 30, 2015

Five Trends To Watch in 2016 

In 2016, we'll follow a number of trends to learn more about how promising practices might lead to dramatically better results for low-income people, faster. Five of these trends are top-of-mind in t…

Blog Post Kevin Paul on Dec 4, 2015

Gun Violence, Community Wealth and other #GoodReads from Living Cities 

A weekly round-up of articles and information we don’t think you should miss!

Blog Post Ellie Rossiter on Nov 18, 2015

Residents from HOPE SF Participate in An Integration Initiative Learning Commun… 

This October, four HOPE SF public housing residents joined the San Francisco Integration Initiative Team at a Dallas Learning Community.

Blog Post Jeff Raderstrong & Kaci Roach on Nov 16, 2015

How to Get All Students on a Path to Self-Sufficiency 

The Prepare Learning Circle in the StriveTogether Network developed an outcome recommendation for collective impact collaborative initiatives. This blog has four lessons from their journey.

Blog Post Jeff Raderstrong & Alison Gold on Nov 10, 2015

Four Questions to Consider When Building a Cross-Sector Partnership’s Structure 

Like weddings, most cross-sector partnerships have greater potential for success when they are well-organized. With wedding planning in mind, we've identified four questions you and your partners sh…